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Brindley Sherratt

Bass

Biography

Brindley Sherratt in action.
Brindley Sherratt in Die Zauberflöte, The Royal Opera © ROH/Mike Hoban, 2013

British bass Brindley Sherratt made his Royal Opera debut in 2001 as Plutone (L’anima del filosofo) and has since sung many roles for the Company, including Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Ramfis (Aida), Narbal (Les Troyens), Oroveso (Norma), Timur (Turandot), Fafner (Der Ring des Nibelungen) and John Claggart (Billy Budd). In the 2019/20 Season he sings the Commendatore (Don Giovanni).

Sherratt was born in Lancashire and studied trumpet and singing at the Royal Academy of Music. He began his career in the BBC Singers, later moving into opera. He has a long association with English National Opera, where his roles have included Sarastro, Prince Gremin, Pimen (Boris Godunov) and Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra). His wide repertory also includes King Marke (Tristan und Isolde), Veit Pogner (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), Fasolt (Das Rheingold), Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Baron Ochs (Der Rosenkavalier), Arkel (Pélleas et Mélisande), Rocco (Fidelio), Philip II (Don Carlos) and Banquo (Macbeth). He appears regularly with companies around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Hamburg and Vienna State Operas, Zürich Opera, Dutch National Opera and the Glyndebourne, Aix-en-Provence and Salzburg festivals.

Sherratt is also a keen concert performer, and appears widely with leading orchestras and period instrument ensembles under such conductors as Mark Elder, John Eliot Gardiner, Daniel Harding, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Antonio Pappano. He is a Visiting Professor and Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music.

News and features

Watch LIVE: Insights into The Royal Opera's Billy Budd on 4 April 2019

3 April 2019
Watch LIVE: Insights into The Royal Opera's <em>Billy Budd</em> on 4 April 2019

Join the cast and creative team including Toby Spence, Deborah Warner and Ivor Bolton as they explore Britten's opera.

Recommended Recordings: June 2015

11 June 2015
Recommended Recordings: June 2015

This month features a magnificent recording of the Ring Cycle, an exceptional disc by Sonya Yoncheva and a new recording of Donizetti's rarely-performed Les Martyrs.

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